Coburn Place Announces Grant from Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Aug. 5, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust awarded Coburn Place a grant totaling $330,000.

“The number of people we serve has been growing for years, but has especially grown this year with the pandemic,” Coburn Place CEO Julia Kathary says. “This grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust gives us the resources to add more advocates to our staff to better serve survivors of interpersonal abuse.”

“We are proud to support Coburn Place in its work to help survivors of domestic violence heal from trauma, become self-sufficient and break the cycle of abuse,” says Trustee Kent E. Agness with the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Coburn Place has served more survivors in the first half of this year than in all of 2019. Coburn Place advocates provide housing assistance and well-being services, such as safety planning and counseling, with a goal of long-term self-sufficiency and housing stability.

Since the Trust began its grant making in 1998, it has awarded more than $331 million to 1,005 organizations in its home states of Indiana and Arizona. For more information about the Trust and its programs, visit

About Coburn Place
Coburn Place empowers victims of interpersonal abuse and envisions a world where everyone may live free from interpersonal abuse. It is Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive provider of longer-term housing options for survivors. Coburn Place uniquely offers on-site transitional housing and community-based housing in a Domestic Violence Housing First approach targeted at identifying and eliminating housing barriers and improving survivors’ overall housing stability and well-being. It is a nationally recognized model program and has provided life-changing support to more than 4,000 adults and children since 1996.

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